Joan (Didyoung) Schistle

Joan (Didyoung) SchistleJoan (Didyoung) Schistle, 83, of South Jardin Street, Shenandoah, passed away Saturday at Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Shenandoah, February 11, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Didyoung.

Joan was a seamstress in the local garment industry, having been employed at the former Connie Fashions, Shenandoah, and prior to her retirement at the former Alma Dress Co., Shenandoah.

She was a member of the former St. George Church, Shenandoah, where she volunteered her time, especially at the weekly bingos. Joan was an avid football fan. Her favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers and Notre Dame.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard J. Schistle Sr., in 1989; three brothers and three sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Pittsburgh SteelersSurviving are her two sons, Leonard J. Schistle Jr. and his wife, Susan, Shenandoah Heights, and Mark W. Schistle, Shenandoah; her daughter, Sharon Kuropatsky, Delano; five grandchildren, Robert Komosinsky, Delano, Leonard W. Schistle and his wife, Ashley, Hamburg, Shane Kuropatsky, Tamaqua and Al-lison and Tiffany Kuropatsky, both of Delano; five great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Braylon, Leonard, Landon and Bryce; nieces, nephews and their families.

Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian will officiate. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday at the funeral home. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements.

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